The Last Lear (2008)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 10 mins

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This exquisitely crafted drama delves into the medium of theatre and the extraordinary demands it makes upon the artists who become exponents of this art form. This touching tale opens with filmmaker Siddharth Kumar receiving guests at his premiere 'The Mask' which stars Harish Mishra, Shabnam, amongst others. He finds out that Shabnam is not attending the premiere because she has gone to visit the ailing main actor of this movie, Harish, who was injured while filming. She sits with his mistress, Vandana, and Nurse Ivy, and recount Harish's life; his meeting with Journalist, Gautam, and subsequently Siddharth himself; the installation of a camera to view people walking on the street as well as males who urinate on the walls. As they await to hear the initial reviews of the film both Shabnam and Ivy must also deal with personal issues involving their respective spouses. Why is Harish in a coma? How will life pan out for each of these intertwined lives?
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Cast: Arjun Rampal, Preity Zinta

Crew: Rituparno Ghosh (Director), Aveek Mukhopadhyay (Director of Photography), Raja Narayan Deb (Music Director), Sanjoy Das (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 12 Sep 2008 (India)

English Name: The Last Lear

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Did you know? The story of this movie is based on the script of Utpal Dutt's semi-autobiographical play 'Aajker Shahjahan', Read More
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as Siddharth Kumar
as Shabnam
as Harish 'Harry' Mishra
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as Gautam
as Ramesh
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Spoken Languages:
Bengali, Hindi
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
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24 fps
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2.39:1 (Scope)
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This movie premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival and was showered with worldwide acclaim. It was later showcased at the London Film Festival, and the International Film Festival of India in Goa.

Most of the shooting for this movie took place in Kolkata and Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.

The story of this movie is based on the script of Utpal Dutt's semi-autobiographical play 'Aajker Shahjahan',